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for this is the books are conceived as a history of the united states sort of as told through biographies and i was looking for a woman subject for one of these and in fact i found one but my publisher wouldn't let me do it. can you guess what woman i was looking for and found? eleanor roosevelt. i mean, just the fact that it's a very short list of women who played a large role in american public life on whom i can hang a tale of four or five decades of american history. women have had of course their roles in private life but it is in the nature of private life it usually doesn't survive in the historical record. why did people start saving the letters of eleanor roosevelt? because she was important. do your correspondence save your letters that you write to them and then do they deposit them in the local historical society? well, maybe, and if they do you will become, can i use my words adviseably, here, you will become literally immortal. you will become immortal in letters because future historians will find those letters. they will say ah, that is what life was like at the beginning of the
states. let's watch. >> there is not a liberal america and a conservative america. there is the united states of america. there is not a black america and a white america. and latino america and asian america. there's the united states of america. the pundits, the pundits like to slice our country into red states and blue states, red states for republicans, blue states for democrats, but i've got news for them too. we worship an awesome god in the blue states and we don't like federal agents poking around in our libraries in the red states. we coach little league in the blue states and yes, we've got some gay friends in the red states. there are patriots who oppose the war in iraq and there are patriots who supported the war in iraq. we are one people, all of us pledging allegiance to the stars and stripes, all of us defending the united states of america. >> wow. you know, governor, i'll call you bill, known you forever, i was with a crowd, african-american crowd in a tough neighborhood north philly before the election in 2008, it's a tough crowd, tough neighborhood. they needed a lot
, perhaps even the first latino president of the united states. he knows full well why he was picked to give this speech. in his words he said, i'm young, and i'm hispanic. >> hey, everybody. i'm julian castro. >> reporter: first thing you need to know, it's pronounced julian castro. the j is silent. not julian. but even if you get the spanish wrong, don't worry. san antonio's mayor has never mastered spanish either. >> i understand it better than i speak it. i grew up in my household with my mother and grandmother mostly speaking english. i understand it, but speaking it back is always the challenge. >> reporter: julian castro's grandmother immigrated from mexico and worked in the chicano movement in san antonio. from the humble beginnings, julian and his twin brother went on to stanford university and harvard law school. now he is a rising star in the democratic party, tapped to give the keynote speech at the democratic convention, the same speech an unknown barack obama gave at the convention in 2004. >> you get talked about as someone who could be the first hispanic governor of texas. so
is the only place in the united states that this has happened. but wars have often been an occasion for unity, for cohesion. you know, we are all in this together. we've all got to win this together, so we've got to put our more parochial interests aside and pulled together to win whatever word might be. but at the same time new york is a great magnet for immigrants from around the world, from its very earliest days in the 1620s onward, has been a place for discrete, separate populations of newcomers have often brought their own political cultures, the room loyalties and allegiances their ethnic and natural visages cultures and have ended up jostling each other. and especially at times of war come of this has the case in the year, sometimes the tragic consequences. i'm going to start by showing you these images, starting with the civil war. and again, the book starts well before that, but this is where we're starting tonight. so this is april of 1861 after the confederacy fired on fort sumter in the civil war began.
to bring showers down across the baja peninsula. and looking dry across the western half of the united states. and there is plenty of rain around. but, fire weather created by those dry conditions, as well as strong wind, we have got a red flag warnings for parts of montana, western north dakota, as well as -- wyoming. and then we run into -- quite day lot of rain across the east. some severe thunderstorms, forecast through the great lakes. down in toward kansas. potential for flash flooding. as heavier rain makes its way up through toward the northeast. all right. let's take a look at your temperatures then. some, some real heat is building in across the south. oklahoma city. 40 degrees for you. we do have warnings posted from kansas down through toward, louisiana. and the coast. up toward, winnipeg. 22 degrees. some cooler air coming in. behind, that front. up to the north. is going to be bringing temperatures down. 15 degrees in winnipeg wednesday. seeing things looking comfortable in chicago as well. getting done to 25 degrees. all right, a large system is dominating northern europ
are not listing seeing this in the united states, but around the world. reporter: that interview served up a softball to republican vice presidential nominee paul ryan. >> for years and her presidency and incomplete? the president is asking people to be patient with them. >> white house officials insist it is not due because the president has previously graded himself with and incomplete. that is true. they are not mentioning just one year into his presidency, he deserved a solid a+ and adding that passing health care made him deserve it least a a- >> i give him an a for effort. i give him an a for making sure that americans are better off today than they were four years ago. i do believe that we need four more years. reporter: a majority of the electorate seems to disagree and may be looking for results rather than effort, with unemployment at a .3%, and gas prices now close to $4 per gallon and the national debt costing $16 trillion. when asked by the newspaper, the hill, whether the president deserves a second term, 60% said no and 40% said yes. the president made clear today that the l
, it's still actually quite sticky in the united states. badly there needs to be a dose of fiscal consolidation. we would say it's going to be 1.5% of gdp. in the eurozone it's -- if the uk it's 1.25. >> good to see you today. thanks for joining us. >>> german chancellor angela merkel is preparing for yet another meeting today -- >> how is she doing? >> it's one after another after another. she is set to hold talks with herman von rompuy. she's been having down time and having a few beers at a german beer festival. >> this is how she does it. >> the german chancellor did get on stage and called on germany to have solidarity. >> is she on the stage? there she is. i wonder if she would have a sash and flowers. she looks quite happy. >> she just wants the beer. >> is that post the beer? she looks like she's enjoying herself. >> love it. >> where do we go on the road to the beer festival? >> oktoberfest. >>> still to come, president obama is set to make his pitch for four more years in the white house as the democratic convention kicks off. could the real focus be on friday's jobs rep
of the united states. can you handle that kind of pressure? >> i would be lying if i said that's not flattering. it's flattering to everybody. but the biggest mistake i can make is to believe the press, to believe the hype. >> he was elected mayor in 2009 and re-elected with 82% of the vote. now he's 37, the youngest mayor of a top 50 city in the united states. he's also used to the baby face jokes. >> i think one of the funnier things that has happened to you when you first met president barack obama he jokingly asked if you were the intern. >> that's right. >> you being asked to do the speech is that making up for that jab. >> i don't know. i don't know. i always got the age jokes at different points in my career. >> is it still happening? >> every now and then. but i'm starting to get the gray hair from my 3-year-old daughter and from politics. >> this is the biggest speech of castro's career. latinos enjoyed prominent speaking roles at the republican convention and castro must convince latinos to stick with president barack obama. >> president obama has not been a friend of the latino commu
up. >> make it sounds like the president of the united states is bystander. he is the president. >> sean, this question came to me. he did not --. bill: sean, give sean the final seconds of this delayed satellite. sean, 10 seconds. go. >> the bottom line is the president didn't lead. americans aren't better off. you can't keep making excuses why things didn't get done. need to replace this president with mitt romney and paul ryan who have a plan to move america forward bottom line. >> maybe next time he does a convention speech he have can tell us what that plan is. bill: next time we put you in the. >> mitt romney.com. 59 points to get the economy moving forward. bill: here's martha. martha: well, all right, we have 63 days to go, folks, until the election and it is all about that narrow slice of folks who have still not made up their mind out there. a brand new poll shows mitt romney with a slight lead in a state that president obama won last time around. which one is it? we'll show you when we come back. more "america's newsroom" live music: "make someone happy" music: "make
fire has been tough to fight. it's been tough for the west coast of the united states. >>> also this morning, brand-new details on the shocking case about the u.s. open tennis umpire charged with murdering her husband. her daughter speaking out this morning. why she says the allegations are, and i quote, insane. >> all that coming up. >>> but we do begin on the gulf coast. so many areas still under water, almost a week after hurricane isaac tore through the region. president obama broke off the campaign trail to visit one of the hardest hit neighborhoods in louisiana. and ryan owens brings us the latest from new orleans this morning. good morning, ryan. >> reporter: good morning, george. you know, the presidential visit to a disaster zone has become a bit of a ritual. the president was here to shake hands and promise more federal help. the commander in chief as consoler in chief. >> how are you all doing? >> better now. >> i know it's a mess. but just wanted to come by and let you know, we know it's a mess. >> reporter: president obama met with victims of hurricane isaac late mo
-growing metropolitan area in the united states. we have been adding new jobs but not fast enough. we have a good healthy diverse economy that will see us through over the long run. >> all the ancillary towns as well especially with hotels and things like that. >> absolutely from a direct economic impact but the bigger picture, charlotte has never played on this largest age before. we have been about building charlotte over the last half century or so. this is our debut. the largest such event we ever hosted and the eyes of the world are upon us. most of your viewers and visitors have never been to charlotte before. we have a very positive city to show to our visitors and to the world and there are a lot of people we have talked to on your staff talking about how we can figure out how to move to charlotte. it is a positive product in the business of selling charlotte. tracy: thank you very much. >> thank you as welcome back. tracy: bank of america's headquarters. ashley: big banking community. the nasdaq and s&p turning positive in the last hour and the dow fighting to join them. you don't want t
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